Lavie Mutanganshuro

Govt retreat to focus on Vision 2050

The agenda of the 17th National Leadership Retreat, commonly known as Umwiherero (retreat), will mainly focus on shaping the country in line with Vision 2050, the Minister in the President’s Office, Judith Uwizeye said on Saturday, February 15. Approximately 400 people from the...

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 6:41 PM

Lake Kivu fish are safe, REMA reassures

No aquatic lives were affected by the 40,000 litres petrol truck that sunk into Lake Kivu on Thursday, February 13 according to Eng. Coletha Ruhamya, Director General of Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA).  Rwanda National Police (RNP), said the accident that...

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 5:11 PM

Truck loaded with 40,000 litres of fuel sinks into Lake Kivu

A truck loaded with 40,000 litres of fuel sank into Lake Kivu on Thursday, February 13, The New Times has learnt. The accident took place in Nyamasheke District in the Western Province. The truck was coming from Kigali heading to Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo...

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 6:27 PM

Ministerial Order introducing ankle monitors for suspects in the offing

Ministerial Order determining the use of electronic ankle monitors for suspects will be out soon, Minister for Justice Johnston Busingye, has said, as part of the measures to decongest correctional centres. Busingye, who is also the Attorney General, told The New Times on Tuesday, February 11,...

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 12:00 AM

Curbing corruption requires joint efforts – Chief Justice

Chief Justice Faustin Ntezilyayo has noted that curbing corruption requires not pointing fingers between institutions but working together to uproot the vice. He said this on Monday 10, February, in a press conference that marked the launch of the 10th anti-corruption week in the judiciary...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 10:33 AM

RPF cadres in creative industry urged to uphold cultural values

The members of RPF Inkotanyi from the creative industry have been urged to embrace global trends but always be mindful of the Rwandan cultural values. This call was made by RPF Commissioner Sheikh Abdul-Karim Harerimana to about 200 members of the party drawn from different trades of the...

Sunday, February 9, 2020, 6:12 PM

Rwanda secures Rwf200bn funding for Nyabarongo II hydro power plant

The Government of Rwanda and the People’s Republic of China on Friday February 7, signed a loan agreement worth $ 214 million (over Rwf200 billion) for construction of Nyabarongo II Hydropower Project. The loan is to be paid in a period of 20 years including a grace period of 6.5 years and...

Friday, February 7, 2020, 1:37 PM

Meet Jean-Claude Bunani, the man who rescued a 6-year-old boy from River Yanze

The Ministry for Emergency Management has confirmed it will recognise Jean-Claude Bunani who during the weekend rescued a 6-year-old child who was stuck in the middle of a then flooded River Yanze, a tributary of River Nyabarongo. Bunani’s act of selflessness was captured in a short video...

Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 12:36 PM

Rwanda prepared for Cybertech Africa meet- Minister Ingabire

The Minister for ICT and Innovation, Paula Ingabire has said Rwanda is prepared for the first ever Cybertech Africa summit that is slated in March. 2000 delegates from all around the world will convene to discuss and assess several cyber challenges facing the continent in a bid to find...

Friday, January 31, 2020, 12:53 PM

Cybertech global meet kicks off in Israel

TEL AVIV - The annual Cybertech Exhibition commenced on January 28 in Tel Aviv, Israel, bringing together about 200 exhibitors in the cybertech sector from around 80 countries across the world. Key players represented include Microsoft, Cyber Ark, Cybereason and IBM Security among others...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 1:22 AM

New system to tackle delays in disbursing students’ allowances

For at least three times, Gentillese Cyuzuzo, a student from University of Rwanda (UR) in Bachelor of Journalism, has experienced a delay in receiving her monthly students’ stipend. She depends on the allowance, which is currently Rwf40,000 a month, for literally everything to stay in...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 11:50 AM

Taxation: Know how much you’ll pay for your plot of land

A newly released Ministerial Order has set standard rates and criteria to determine the tax rate applicable to plots of land, in accordance with the law determining the sources of revenue and property of decentralised entities. The law, that was passed in 2018, had sparked controversy that...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

Kigali City starts operating under new structure

Since the start of January this year, the City of Kigali (CoK) began to operate as one entity, in accordance with the reforms that were passed last year. This was confirmed by the city mayor, Pudence Rubingisa during an exclusive interview last week on Friday. The reforms, which according to...

Monday, January 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

Connect Rwanda: Smartphones distribution begins end January

Local Telco, MTN Rwanda has confirmed that over 2,500 smartphones have so far been collected under the Connect Rwanda Challenge. The campaign initiated by MTN Rwanda, is run in partnership with the Ministry of ICT and Innovation (MINICT). So far, over 39,000 smartphones have been pledged...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 1:37 AM

Teachers urged to take lead in fight against Genocide ideology

The Ministry of Education Friday urged history teachers to take the lead in the fight against the Genocide ideology. This was said during the conclusion of a one-week civic education programme, Itorero, held in Nyanza District that was attended by over 1,600 history teachers from different...

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 12:00 AM

Mineduc warns schools against sudden changes to fee structure

The Ministry of Education (Mineduc), on Tuesday, warned schools against increasing tuition fees or demanding parents to pay full tuition for entire academic year without prior consultations with parents. Speaking to The New Times, Isaac Munyakazi, the Minister of State in charge of...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 2:33 PM

City upgrades alternative routes ahead of CHOGM

Works on new alternative roads are underway in different suburbs of Kigali with view to completing them by June, when Rwanda is due to host the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Most of these roads are being upgraded to supplement the Kigali International Airport road, which...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

Mulindi museum to host liberation war exhibition

Works to upgrade the National Liberation Park Museum are expected to conclude in June this year, the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda (INMR) has confirmed on Monday. Commonly referred to as Umulindi w’Intwari, the museum is located in Nyakabungo village of Mulindi cell, Kaniga...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

2010–2019: Ten events that defined the past decade in Rwandan sports

So much happened in Rwandan sports – major setbacks and remarkable milestones – over the last ten years that the 2010-2019 decade seemed like an eternity. The decade began with local football giants, APR, winning the last of their three Cecafa Kagame Cup titles, and it was crowned by...

Saturday, January 4, 2020, 7:01 AM

First cohort of students return to school on Friday

The first batch of primary and secondary school boarding children will return to school on Friday, 03rd January ahead of the new academic year, which officially kicks off on Jan. 6, 2020, the Ministry of Education has confirmed. Among the schools that will reopen on Friday include those in the...

Thursday, January 2, 2020, 11:05 PM

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